Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Good in the Health Care Bill

This significant law — for which we all fought so hard — will finally stop insurance companies from treating women like a pre-existing condition. This is a law that will stop them from charging individual women higher premiums than men — simply because they are women. It is a law that ensures that no insurance company can reject a woman for coverage as a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault, or for ever having had a Cesarean section. 
 Judy Waxman
Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights
National Women's Law Center